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Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources
Year : 1999, Volume : 12, Issue : 1
First page : ( 31) Last page : ( 35)
Print ISSN : 0971-8184.

Evaluation of some cultnars of Capsicum annuum in Saurashtra region with special reference to fruit shape and capsaicin content

Buch M. P., Pandeya S. M.2, Chauhan (nee Solanki) Seema3, Chauhan S. V. S.3

1Department of Botany, Bahaudin College of Science, Junagadh, 362 (Gujarat).

2Department of Botany, Saurashtra University, Rajkot 360 001 (Gujarat).

3Department of Botany, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra 282002 (Uttar Pradesh).


A survey of red pepper (Capsicum annuum L) cultivation at different centres of Saurashtra region was made. Based upon the shape and size of fruits and their capsaicin contents, twenty populations were studied and these were classified into three channels named as A, Band C. A new cultivar named ‘Khumkhiya’ was also recorded and was placed under channel D and named as D 70.



Red pepper, Capsicum, fruit shape, capsaicin, evaluation.


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